Bacon & Almond Chocolate Bark

This was one of the first chocolate recipes I created and through all the excitement, I either forgot to write it down or misplaced the recipe. I was so disappointed because it was so delcious!

I'm very sure my original recipe had cacao butter in it. I don't have any cacao butter at the moment and with Perth in lockdown, I figure it's not really essential so I made it again today with coconut oil instead. You get a delicious chocolate either way however the cacao butter does make the chocolate firmer.

Normally I would use powdered sweetener in chocolate, but again...lockdown. I only had Sukrin syrups to hand so I used their maple syrup which the whole family loved.

I'll give you two recipes, the coconut oil one and cacao butter from my peanut butter chocolate cups which will work perfectly in this recipe too.

I know bacon and chocolate sounds like an odd combination but I promise it works!

AuthorJenni FrenchYields10 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time10 mins
Cacao Butter
 1 cup cacao butter
 ½ cup cacao powder
 2 tbsp powdered sweetener
Coconut Oil
  cup coconut oil
  cup cacao powder
 2 rashers shortcut bacon, diced
 2 tbsp slivered or flaked almonds
The Almonds

Preheat the oven to 180° and place the almonds in on a baking tray.


Bake for 5-7 mins or until slightly golden, turning halfway.


Remove from the oven and set aside.

The Bacon

Place the bacon in a medium fry pan over medium-high heat and fry until crispy.


Remove from the heat and set aside.

Cacao Butter

Combine all chocolate ingredients in a bowl, and place bowl on top of a saucepan 1/4 filled with water.


Heat over a medium heat until the ingredients are melted and combined. Remove from heat.

Coconut Oil

Place the coconut oil and sweetener in a microwave proof bowl and heat on hgih for 45 seconds.


Remove from the microwave and stir until sweetner has dissolved.


Add the cacao powder and stir until all the lumps have gone.


Line a dish with baking paper.


Add half the almonds and half the bacon to the chocolate and stir to combine. Then pour the chocolate mix into the dish.


Sprinkle over the remaining almonds and bacon bits.


Place in the fridge for an hour or until set.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 276Calories from Fat 276
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26.5g41%
Saturated Fat 13.5g68%
Sodium 5.4mg1%
Net Carbohydrate 2.8g1%
Sugars 0.5g
Protein 3.5g8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.